Kavita Wankhade

Kavita Wankhade is a Consultant at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements – India’s first prospective National University for Research and Innovation addressing the challenges of urbanisation through an integrated programme of education, research, consulting and advisory services. Kavita began her career as an architect, only to realise that her primary interest lay in cities. Through her work, she is interested in understanding how the natural and the built systems interface with the socio-economic ones. Her current work revolves around environmental sustainability of Indian cities.

Content by Kavita Wankhade
  • Blog post

    JNNURM and Environmental Sustainability

    The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was launched in 2005 as India’s urban flagship programme to close investment gaps in urban infrastructure, and to implement reforms for better urban management. This column assesses the extent to which sustainability concerns are addressed by the programme, and makes recommendations in this regard. The next few...

    30 Sep 2013 | Kavita Wankhade

  • Publication - Working Paper

    JNNURM: An Opportunity for Sustainable Urbanisation (Working Paper)

    1 Dec 2012 | Kavita Wankhade

  • Project

    JNNURM: An Opportunity for Environmentally Sustainable Urbanisation

    The aim of the study was to undertake an analysis of sustainability of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the largest chunk of public sector funding yet to be channelled into urban India. The focus of this study is on the Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIG) sub-mission of JNNURM, which primarily focuses on infrastructure. The study sought to...

    1 Jul 2012 | Kavita Wankhade